UK WEATHER: Met Office warning issued as heavy rain is set to batter Britain

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The Met Office has issued weather warnings across swathes of the UK today.

Downpours are set to hit the south of Northern Ireland and western as well as central regions of Scotland.

Yellow warnings are in place across those regions in a sign of things to come for England in coming days.

Gales are also forecast to hammer Britain as the week progresses and weather worsens.

It comes less than three weeks after the rainiest day since records began.

Saturday, October 3, saw the biggest downpours since 1891, forecasters revealed.

The amount of rain that fell that day exceed the capacity of Loch Ness, with the country's average at 1.24 inches.

Today's wet weather is the start of a miserable two weeks thanks to thre 500-mile wide “Atlantic storm vortexes”.

Up to five inches of rain and 60mph gales are expected to batter regions and snow is being backed by bookies.

The freezing weather comes as indoor mixing with other households is banned in various areas, including London, due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Vortexes began hitting the UK yesterday and are set to return on Wednesday.

After a two-day respite those vortexes will flare up yet again on Saturday.

Gales will bring half-term misery to pupils and parents as they try to enjoy their break from school.

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